Cardi B carried out her newest single, “Money,” on the Grammys on Sunday evening (Feb. 10), however another person stole the present throughout her set: classical pianist Chloe Flower.
When Cardi’s efficiency opened on a pair of arms hovering over a glowing piano, many viewers thought it was the rapper, till the digital camera panned out to disclose Flower on the keys.
The dramatic introduction had followers buzzing, at the same time as Cardi introduced "Welcome to the Grammys!" an hour and a half into the printed.
Here are 5 issues to know concerning the classically-trained pianist.
1. Flower received her massive break from Babyface
The 36-year-old author, producer, composer and pianist was first found by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds in 2010 when she signed with Soda Pop, the Island Def Jam Records imprint owned by the veteran producer. Currently, Flower is signed to Sony Masterworks, together with her debut album on the way in which.
2. She educated at a few of the finest music faculties on the earth
Having performed the piano since she was two (she reached the keys by sitting on a cellphone ebook!), Flower obtained her musical training beneath the tutelage of Herbert Stessin (Juilliard School) and Aaron Shorr (Royal Academy of Music).
three. She’s a seasoned composer
Flower composed the music for Kevin Hart’s Nike marketing campaign, the 2013 Levi’s Make Our Mark marketing campaign and A Ballerina’s Tale, the 2015 documentary about dancer Misty Copeland.
four. Flower has collaborated with plenty of different stars
In addition to her efficiency with Cardi, Flower has labored with the likes of Celine Dion, Nas, Timbaland, comic Mike Epps and Italian opera-pop trio Il Volo.
5. She borrowed Liberace’s piano for the Grammys
That crystal piano she was enjoying on stage with Cardi? It was owned by Liberace and was on mortgage from The Liberace Foundation completely for Flower’s efficiency. She additionally has the legendary entertainer’s dazzling glass piano at her house in New York City.